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Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm EDT
>> welcome to aljazeera. i'm john siegenthaler. here are tonight's top stairs pop president obama said this evening he's concluded that the government in syria carried out chemical attacks against its own people and the president said a limited tailored military strike would send a shot across the bow of the assad regime. >> i have not made a decision. i have got options from our military, had extensive discussions with my national security team. if the assad regime used chemical weapons on his own people, that that would change some of our calculations, and the reason has to do with not only international norms, but also america's core self interests. >> the army major convicted of killing 13 people at fort hood in texas has been sentenced to die. nadal hassan was sentenced earlier today. that sentence will be automatically appealed. >> on the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech, thousands gathered in washington, d.c. again. former presidents, celebrities and every day americans were there. >> near two weeks, firefighters are till fighting that fire o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
nations must deal with the situation in jair. the obama administration will brief congress today on the chemical attacks. anticipation is growing over whether the president will decide to launch an attack. yesterday, obama told pbs the united can take a stance against syria that does not result in a drawn out conflict. >> fast food workers are expected to walk off the job today. the average worker makes $15,000 a year. they ever demanding to double that. >> a predator drone is the latest tool to help get a handle on that wildfire burning in yosemite national park. more than 4,000 workers are fighting the fire. it's been spreading for two weeks, consuming 300 square miles. six firefighters have been injured. it's about 30% contained. thanks for watching aljazeera, i'm richelle carey in new york. stay tuned for "consider this." power, his brother was groomed to follow their father to the presidency. but he died in a car crash in 1994. >> translator: the death of basil lead president assad to return home from london. >> reporter: six years later his father died and bashar was electe
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 10:00pm EDT
>>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm john siegenthaler. here are the headlines. the obama administration says it is certain chemical weapons were used in syria, and blames the syrian government for the attack. the white house has promised an intelligence report on the attack later this week. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war being beat around us, if the countries are willing to launch a military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false, baseless and groundless. and as i said, i challenge, i dare them to produce one single piece of evidence. >>> inspectors from the un are still in syria looking for evidence of chemical weapons. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history moved deeps into yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit is getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove the blithe. >>> and at least 21 people in texas have been sickened from a measles outbreak. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ ♪ >>> who is bash aral-assad. the syrian president c
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 1:00am EDT
>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm stephanie sy. here are tonight's top stories. president obama is now convinced that syria used chemical weapons against its own people. the president said he is still deciding his administration's next step. >> what i've also concluded is that direct military engagement in syria would not help the situation on the ground. >> the u.n. security council failed to agree to adopt a resolution to condemn syria for the attack. the five-member council met wednesday. russia and china are against the use of force. >>> army major nidal hasan was sentenced to the death penalty, and that sentence will automatically be appealed. >>> crews are using drones to three over the flames to spot new break outside. those are the latest headlines. i'm stephanie sy of new york. "consider this" is next. and you can always get the latest news online any time of day at www.aljazeera.com. >> al-jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. >> introduces "america tonight". gas. >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. states. >> grounded. >> real. >> unconventiona
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 1:00am EDT
. >> that was president obama speaking this morning as part of his two day bus tour to promote his plan to lower the cost of college education. but consider this: the cost of college is certainly not the only part of our education system that needs reform. once upon a time, america arguably had the best public education system in the world. that's not the case. well place first place finland and last place south korea. so how do we reform our schools? joining us to discuss this from washington, d.c. is amanda ripley, author of the book the smartest kids in the world and how they got that way. amanda thank you for joings us. >> thanks for having me. >> they pretty much faced a pretty serious shock when they got there why are those systems so different than ours? >> you know finland is considered the utopia of education now where kids are getting an outstanding results in math science, where koreans work night and day, these are two different places and somehow they have gotten to the top of the world in education. >> south korea is different, because when you think of the difference between the u.s. and
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